Trip Information: India, Mumbai & Gannavaram

India welcome

Price includes:
- all internal transport
- accommodation
- food
- full insurances
- orientation event
- sightseeing
* Please note, flights are not included.

Why not come and work alonside some of the poorest of the poor, the 250 million Dalits, the outcasts, the untouchables, as we help and encourage them practically in their communities?
- Broaden your horizons.
- Encourage the local people.
- See things through the eyes of others.
- Help those less fortunate.

Since 1993 Life Association has been building schools and children’s homes in some of the poorest parts of India.  Soapbox Trips is partnering with them to help their work amongst the poor, far away from the tourist areas normally visited by westerners.  We will visit Mumbai, home to the Dharavi slum, one of Asia’s largest, where Life Association works with Dalit potters who make the beautiful clay candle pots that the charity sells to support its work.  We will also meet some of the children who the charity supports.

India off to schoolWe will then fly east to a beautiful rural village near Gannavaram, in Andhra Pradesh, where the charity has a school and orphanage.  Here we will experience the simple life of the Dalit people and the very real contrast of the rural poor that make up 80 per cent of India’s population and that make a living from the land.  We will live in and be involved in the day to day activities of the school and orphanage, helping the children with reading, craft, games, etc.  In addition, the team will be involved with the maintenance of the building and other DIY jobs.  In this way we will be helping Life Association with its support of local pastors and churches.

During our time in Gannavaram we may visit the fishing village of Machilipatnam on the Bay of Bengal where the charity has opened a school in a Dalit colony.  There may also be opportunities to visit other local churches working among the Dalits.

Previous teams have found this a rewarding and challenging experience.

See also Life Association and Dalit Candles


excluding flights


15th Feb - 24th Feb

26th Oct - 8th Nov


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